Our Team: Leadership & Staff

Valerie Minnich, MS, LPC, NCC, CAADC

Clinical Director of TeenHope

Valerie Minnich is a licensed counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and is nationally certified, as well as holding certifications as an advanced alcohol and drug counselor. Valerie has worked at Samaritan since December 2020 and currently serves as the clinical director for TeenHope. In this role, she handles all clinical aspects of the program, as well as implementation, and continues to oversee research and development for the TeenHope program. Valerie graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2018 with a master’s degree in professional counseling and an emphasis in marriage and family counseling. She is currently enrolled in a doctorate in psychology program with an emphasis in human cognition. Valerie also has 4 years of clinical experience with co-occurring mental health and substance use. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her young family, including three girls ages 6, 4, and 2, and a baby boy arriving later this summer. Together they explore nature, cook, bake, read, and enjoy their 2 dogs. When not in a global pandemic, they also host multiple friend and family gatherings throughout the year and enjoys many church activities.

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Upcoming Programs & Events

Change Through Compassion WorkshopSeptember 23 - November 11

The eight-week online Change Through Compassion Workshop helps you gain experience in mindfulness and self-compassion practices, which have been shown to boost your overall health and wellness.

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Post-Pandemic Clergy GroupSeptember 23 - November 11

The Post-Pandemic Clergy Group will help clergy leaders face the realities of their position today and in the future by supporting participants as they consider where…

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2021 Silent Samaritan LuncheonNovember 11

This year’s Silent Samaritan luncheon event on November 11 will feature poetry, music, art and a testimonial from Diane Brandt. More details to come soon!

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